PSC 352: Introduction to Comparative Politics (Nicoletti): Find Books/eBooks

A selection of resources to help in the completion of the final research paper in Dr. Nicoletti's Comparative Politics course sections.

Tips for Finding Books

Before you begin looking for books it's always a good idea to think about synonyms or other words that encapsulate your concept. For example, if you're looking for information about Chinese in Malaysia, your list might look like this:

Southeast Asia


If you're looking for books pertaining to public opinion or other social conditions, try using the following phrases in your books search:

Social Values
Social conditions
Public opinion
Social surveys
If you're looking for books pertaining to the politics of your chosen country, try using the following phrases in your books search:
Politics and Government
Political Parties

Interlibrary Loan Request for Books

If you need a book which Spiva Library does not own, we can request a copy from another library using a service called InterLibrary Loan.

Before you place a request for a book, be sure to check MOBIUS. Books available through MOBIUS libraries can be requested by MSSU students, faculty and staff from the MOBIUS page.

This service is available to all MSSU students, faculty, alumni, staff and community card holders.

InterLibrary Loan Policy

*a nominal service fee may
apply in some cases*

SWAN Catalog Search

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Google Books

Why use Google Books?

Google Books searches the full-text of books.  It is great for narrow topics because it lets you search within the text of books--you can see the table of contents, index or a portion of the contents of the book.  You can then locate the book in a nearby library.

Google Book Search

Accessing eBooks

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